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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674
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Great place for families to visit or to spend a couple of quiet hours strolling

I visit Taylor Creek every time I go to Tahoe. It's a great place to learn about the local flora and fauna. They have wonderful programs for families with children. The rangers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visit Taylor Creek every time I go to Tahoe. It's a great place to learn about the local flora and fauna. They have wonderful programs for families with children. The rangers who staff the center are very and friendly and know their stuff. They have a small retail section of books and other items which pertain to the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Rainbow Trail is an easy walk and was beautiful and interesting in the different terrain it covers. The signs explained everything really well. It was the first and only time I have seen a beaver dam !

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great center, no charge entry. A very pleasant walk, with a well marked trail. The highlight is the glass viewing window to the river, which is about half way round the trail. Great for kids and very interesting. A ranger was present for questions.

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Fernley, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Informative signs along the paved trail are well kept and benches along the way to rest if needed. Like the 'off to the side' observation decks to check out different sights. Able to see fish in a semi-natural habitat at THEIR level & under water. Has very easy access to/from the parking lot right from the trail without going to/from... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The salmon run was impressive last October. Beautiful country, fall leaves are a real treat for midwest transplant. Going back this year again.

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Reno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great side trip for the kids and adults with a stream profile which allows viewing the aquatic life in their habitat.

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Rodeo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Another great hike here! Theres the rainbow trail,kiva beach hike and others. The visitors center is a good insight at the salmon that goes upstream in the first weeks of october. You can see tons from the bridge,and if lucky,bears eating them too :) can get busy sometimes but you can always wait a bit and find parking along the... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Plenty of parking spaces. Nature trails. There wasn't anything we didn't like. We enjoyed our time here.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went to the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Monday Morning for the "Kids in the Creek" ranger walk. The rangers explained a little about the creek and how it filters water that goes into Lake Tahoe. They then took them down to the creek and gave them nets and containers and had them look for insects and other things... More 

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Hurst, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It was pretty hot the afternoon we went. There are things to see on the trail and some are very interesting. Unfortunately other visitors have vandalized parts of the displays with carving in trees and walking in the wetlands where they are not supposed too. Would have liked to see bigger trout in the aquarium display too.

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